- Action taken to prevent disease, especially by specified means or against a specified disease: the treatment and prophylaxis of angina pectorisMore example sentences
- In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.
- Containment may not be possible without vaccination, prophylaxis or effective treatment.
- Most urologic procedures do not require preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.
mid 19th century: modern Latin, from pro-2 'before' + Greek phulaxis 'act of guarding'.